Darlene Love

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Darlene Love chats about "20 Feet From Stardom," the Oscar-nominated documentary that explores the lives of background vocalists for famous singers. (3:56)

>> MY GUEST TONIGHT IS A

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OFFAMER WHO STARS IN THE

DOCUMENTARY 20 FEET TOSTARDOM.

IT'S ABOUT TIME SOMEBODY MADE

A MOVIE ABOUT RESTRAINING

ORDERS, PLEASE WELCOMEDARLENE LOVE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)HEY, DARLENE, GOOD TO SEE

YOU, HOW ARE YOU.

>> I'M WONDERFUL, HOW AREYOU.

>> Stephen: THE FIRST TIME ISAW YOU WAS THE MONTCLAIR

FILM FESTIVAL, FOR THISMOVIE, 20 FEET FROM STARDOM.

>> I TELL YOU.

>> Stephen: IT'S ADOCUMENTSARY, IT'S OSCAR

NOMINATED.

YOU'RE ONE OF THE STARS OFIT.

LET'S EXPLAIN IT TO PEOPLEHERE WHY.

YOU ARE AS I SAY A ROCK 'N'ROLL HALL OF FAMER, GAINED

PROMINENCE IN THE1960s FOR BACKUP ARTIST FOR

ELVIS PRESLEY, FRANK SINATRA,ARETHA FRANKLIN, THE BEACH

BOYS, SAM COOK, THE RIGHTOUSBROTHER, CHER, THE

MAMMAS AND PAPAS.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: NOW THIS IS ALL

ABOUT THE LIVES, ALL OF THELIVES AS BACKUP SINGERS WHAT

IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEENTHE SKILLS IT TAKES TO BE A

BACKUP SINGER AND TO BE ALEAD SINGER.

>> YOU HAVE TO HAVE A GOODVOICE AND YOU HAVE TO BE

ABLE TO SING FIRST OF ALL.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT, THATSEEMS TO GO FOR BOTH.

>> MOST LEAD SINGERS CAN'TSING BACKGROUND AND MOST

BACKGROUND SINGERS CAN'TSING LEADS.

YOU HAVE TO LEARN HOW TOBLEND AND MOST LEAD SINGERS

CAN'T BECAUSE THEY'RESTANDING OUT FRONT, REALLY

SINGING.

SO THEY CAN'T BLEND WITH USIN THE BACKGROUND.

>> Stephen: BACKGROUNDSINGERS HAVE TO LIKE SORT OF

SERVE THE NEEDS OF THE SONG.

>> HELP THEM OUT.

>> Stephen: HELP THEM OUT.

OKAY.

NOW DID YOU EVER SIT BACKTHERE AND GO I CAN SING

BETTER THAN THAT PERSON?

>> A LOT.

>> Stephen: WHO WAS YOURFAVORITE PERSON TO SING

BACKUP FOR.

>> SAM COOK.

>> Stephen: .

>> HE WAS SO SWEET, HE WASSO NICE.

HE JUST OOZED SEX.

>> Stephen: HE WAS APHYSICALLY ATTRACTIVE MAN.

>> YES.

HE WAS FABULOUS.

>> Stephen: UH-HUH.

>> BUT HE WAS SUCH A GREATSINGER.

HE KNEW WHAT WANTED TO DOYOU KNOW.

HE KNEW HOW TO COME OVER ANDEXCUSE MY PUN BUT PULL STUFF

OUT OF YOU.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE PUNBUT IT SOUNDS SEXY.

NOW WHO WAS THE ONE WHO SAIDHMMMM, I DON'T UNDERSTAND

WHAT THAT PERSON IS SINGING.

>> MY GOOD FRIEND SONNYBONO.

>> Stephen: REALLY, NICE GUYTHOUGH QUITE REASONS NICE

GUY, I USED TO TELL HIM ALLTHE TIME WHEN PHIL SPECTER

WHO WAS MY RECORD PRODUCERWOULD SAY

I WANT SONY IN THIS.

I SAID PHIL WE'RE NEVERGOING TO FINISH THIS RECORD IF

YOU DON'T MOVE SONNY.

SONY IS EITHER SINGING TOOLOUD OR ON THE WRONG KEY BUT

THAT IS THE WAY PHIL WAS, HEDIDN'T CARE.

A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE THAT,IN OUR BUSINESS.

>> Stephen: PHIL SPECTERPRODUCED A SONG OF YOURS

HE A REBEL.

YOUR FIRST HIT REASONSRIGHT.

>> Stephen: AND THIS IS APROTO TYPICAL GIRL FALLING

FOR A BAD BOY BECAUSE HE'SKIND OF BAD.

>> RIGHT.

>> Stephen: WHAT DID YOU DOTO AMERICAN CULTURE. WHAT

DID YOU DO TO A GENERATIONOF GIRLS WHO WERE LOOKING

FOR BAD BOYS.

>> WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT, ITDOES HELP IF THEY KIND OF

BAD.

IT MAKES IT INTERESTING.

YOU NEVER GET BORED.

>> Stephen: DID YOU HAVE ANYBAD BOYS.

(LAUGHTER)(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> ONE OR TWO.

>> Stephen: ONE OR TWO.

>> OKAY.

>> Stephen: HOW MUCH ABOUTAFRICAN-AMERICAN, SOUL OR

BLUES MUSIC DID YOU LEARNFROM ELVIS PRESLEY?

(LAUGHTER)>> I WAS GETTING READY TO

ANSWER THAT BEFORE YOU SAIDELVIS PRESLEY.

>> Stephen: I'M SORRY, TOMJONES.

>> THAT'S EVEN WORSE.

>> Stephen: DARLENE, WOULDYOU PLEASE SING FRONT FOR US,

AND HAVE SOMEBODY ELSE BACKUP FOR YOU.

>> I WOULD LOVE TO.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH APERFORMANCE BY DARLENE LOVE